March 4 - 8, 2019: National School Breakfast Week in Michigan

WHEREAS, school districts around the nation will celebrate National School Breakfast Week from March 4-8, 2019; and,

WHEREAS, the 2019 theme for National School Breakfast Week, entitled “Start Your Engines With School Breakfast,” presents an excellent opportunity to emphasize research outcomes that students who eat breakfast are more alert, have improved memory and problem solving skills, and perform better on standardized tests; and,

WHEREAS, the National School Breakfast Program has served our nation admirably for more than 44 years through advanced practices and nutrition education; and,

WHEREAS, the National School Breakfast Program is dedicated to the health and well-being of our nation’s children; and,

WHEREAS, the National School Breakfast Program has been joined through the years by many other excellent programs that ensure every child is fed; and there is evidence of continued need for nutrition education and awareness of the value of school nutrition programs; and,

WHEREAS, more than 251,000 school breakfasts were served daily to students at more than 2,900 sites in Michigan; and,

WHEREAS, the Michigan State Board of Education continues to recognize and takes great pleasure in commending the men and women who accept and meet the daily challenge of providing school breakfasts to our children; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the week of March 4-8, 2019, be recognized as National School Breakfast Week in Michigan; and be it further

RESOLVED, that this week be devoted to the recognition of dedicated, hardworking people who make the School Breakfast Program a reality in their community schools, and be it finally

RESOLVED, that this special week serve as a fitting time to urge all Michigan citizens to become aware of the solid foundation for learning provided by a nutritious school breakfast.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim March 4-8, 2019, as National School Breakfast Week in Michigan.